Service of Remembrance

By Ricky, Secretary 100 years ago marked the end of the First World War which killed over 40 million people. Today, Dartford Youth Councillors, as well as representatives from other organisations, paraded and presented a wreath at the annual Service of Remembrance at the War Memorial at Central Park. Other youth organisations and groups suchContinue reading “Service of Remembrance”

Elections 2018-2019

By Ricky, Secretary Dartford Youth Council elected its new Executive Committee to serve from 2018-19, with a great number of candidates for the various positions. We welcomed a number of students from new schools such as the Leigh Academy and Wilmington Academy. The candidates running for a position all had their speech, and they wereContinue reading “Elections 2018-2019”

vInspired Awards

By Ricky, Secretary The vInspired Awards are a set of nationally-recognised prestigious awards for volunteers. The award scheme is extremely flexible so it can account for your needs. The initiative has four awards: the v10 for ten hours of volunteering, v30, v50 and ultimately, the v100. Their intuitive website allows you to record your volunteeringContinue reading “vInspired Awards”

Poppy selling in Dartford

By Tsemaye, Web Admin In November 2017, DYC teamed up with the Dartford Branch for the British Legion to support the Poppy Appeal. Over three Saturdays we went out in the town centre to collect donations for the Poppy Appeal in the Orchards, Priory and Prospect Place Shopping Centre. Overall, it was a fantastic experienceContinue reading “Poppy selling in Dartford”

Elections 2017-2018

By Ricky Taing, Secretary The new academic year is a time for us to celebrate our past achievements, as well as making new prospective aims for the wider borough of Dartford. Dartford Youth Council welcomed some new members from Dartford Grammar School and Dartford Grammar School for Girls. Dartford Youth Council Executive Team candidates eachContinue reading “Elections 2017-2018”

Visiting Gardenia House

By Ricky, Public Relations Officer Five Dartford Youth Council members visited a care home in Wilmington to talk to elderly members of the community and participate in various activities. We talked about their past and they shared their life experiences with us. It was really interesting to find out how technology has really revolutionised life! WeContinue reading “Visiting Gardenia House”

Singing at Gardenia House

After our visit to Salvation Army, we had lunch and then went to Gardenia House, a residential home for elderly people. We performed a range of Christmas carols and some modern Christmas song arrangements.  We must thank Ricky for conducting, playing the flute and ukulele for the event as well as Babafunto for his excellentContinue reading “Singing at Gardenia House”